What should a Year 4 know in maths?

What should a Year 4 know in maths? Ninja Maths

Building a Strong Maths Foundation

Numbers

Year 4 is all about solidifying basic mathematical operations.

Addition and subtraction

Adding and subtracting whole numbers (including multi-digit numbers) fluently.

Multiplication and division

Mastering multiplication tables up to 12×12 and understanding division as the inverse of multiplication. They should be able to solve problems involving multiplication and division with whole numbers.

Fractions

Year 4 dives deeper into fractions, focusing on recognising and comparing fractions with different denominators. Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

Calculating

Year 4 students will develop their problem-solving skills by:

Estimating and rounding numbers to a suitable degree of accuracy

Using appropriate mathematical vocabulary (e.g., sum, difference, product, quotient)

Expanding Mathematical Horizons

Measurement

Year 4 students will explore measurement in more depth, learning to:

  • Convert between different units of measurement (e.g., meters to centimetres, grams to kilograms)
  • Measure and calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles (including squares)
  • Measure and record time (including using a 12-hour clock and reading analog clocks)

Geometry

Year 4 introduces basic geometric concepts, including:

  • Identifying and classifying 2D shapes (e.g., triangles, squares, pentagons)
  • Recognising angles and classifying them as right, acute, or obtuse
  • Understanding lines of symmetry in 2D shapes

Data Handling

Year 4 students will be introduced to basic data handling skills, learning to:

  • Collect, organise, and represent data using pictograms, bar charts, and tally charts
  • Interpret and analyse simple data sets

Developing Mathematical Confidence

By the end of Year 4, students should be comfortable applying these mathematical skills to solve problems in real-world contexts.

Reasoning

Year 4 students should be able to explain their thinking and justify their answers mathematically.

Problem-solving

They should be able to approach problems strategically, break them down into smaller steps, and persevere until they find a solution.

Remember, this is a guideline! Some Year 4 students may be ahead of this benchmark, while others may need more time to solidify these concepts. The most important thing is to encourage a love of learning and a positive attitude towards maths.

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International Equivalence


English Year 4 for school ages 8-9 equates to:

USA Grade 3
Australia Year 3
Republic of Ireland Third Class
South Korea Grade 3
India Grade 3
Japan Grade 3
China Grade 3
Germany Grade 3
New Zealand Year 4
Wales Year 4
Netherlands Group 5
Scotland P5

English Year 5 for school ages 9-10 equates to:

USA Grade 4
Australia Year 4
Republic of Ireland Fourth Class
South Korea Grade 4
India Grade 4
Japan Grade 4
China Grade 4
Germany Grade 4
New Zealand Year 5
Wales Year 5
Netherlands Group 6
Scotland P6

English Year 6 for school ages 10-11 equates to:

USA Grade 5
Australia Year 5
Republic of Ireland Fifth Class
South Korea Grade 5
India Grade 5
Japan Grade 5
China Grade 5
Germany Grade 5
New Zealand Year 6
Wales Year 6
Netherlands Group 7
Scotland P7

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